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Video: Wines of Northern Italy

Video: Discover the Wines of Northern Italy Produced by the LCBO Broadcast Production Group, this video takes us on journey through the wine styles of northern Italy, the land of brilliant sparkling wines, rare truffles, and big, bold Barolo. Opening with a gondola ride in the canals of Venice, the tour passes through Veneto to […]

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10 Ways to Ease a Hangover

Holidays are about celebrations, and with all of the festivities going on this time of year, we thought this would be a great time to post our remedies to ease your hangover pains. The best cure for a hangover is preventing one from happening in the first place, but if you over did it, you […]

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A Visual 9 Step Process: How Champagne is Made

Have you ever wondered how Champagne was made? Here is a quick and easy reference guide that walks you through the process visually in 9 easy steps. Learn how grapes make their way from vineyard to bottle—through pressing, fermentation, blending, ageing, riddling, disgorgement and dosage, all while learning about the grapes, soils and regions from […]

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Discovering the Effects of Post Disgorgement Maturation

There has been a lot of debate on whether champagne labels should carry disgorgement dates. Some critics favor the idea while others do not. The fact that more and more producers are adding this information to labels seems to show precedence in favor of the practice. Why is this? Because wine disgorged six months ago […]

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A Word about Wine Flaws – Part II

Commercial winemaking has improved so widely that it is now quite uncommon to find a wine that is flawed beyond consumption. Unacceptable wines do exist, however, particularly among those made: in newly-emerging wine regions; or by neophyte winemakers; or even occasionally by well-respected winemakers. A brief discussion of the more common wine faults should help […]

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How To Participate in Virtual Wine Tastings: The Minimalist Guide

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could taste wine together virtually? That was the question echoing in the Webosphere just a few years ago. Sure, the technology was there, but it was slow and stodgy. I’d rather remove the “d” in stodgy, replace it with a stogy and puff slowly on a Cuban Partagás or […]

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